Loss

3 minutes

When Barack Obama speaks after mass shootings, the moments of silence say the most

In recent years, several media outlets have taken to calling the US President Barack Obama the ‘Mourner-in-Chief’ due to the frequency with which he’s addressed the nation following fatal incidents of mass gun violence. In Loss, the US visual artist Dawn Kim compiles, observes and transforms the aching, reflective silences in Obama’s public remarks following acts of violence that have become horrifyingly routine.

Director: Dawn Kim

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

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18 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Genetics

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6 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

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30 minutes

Essay/History

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Idea/History

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Video/Demography & Migration

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Essay/Work

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Video/Progress & Modernity

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29 minutes

Idea/Politics & Government

Moderation may be the most challenging and rewarding virtue

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